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High and Dry (1954)

The 'Maggie' (original title)
Passed | | Comedy | February 1954 (UK)
An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

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(screenplay), (original story)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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the American / Marshall
Alex Mackenzie ...
The Skipper
James Copeland ...
The Mate
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The Engineer
Tommy Kearins ...
The Wee Boy
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Pusey
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Campbell
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Miss Peters
...
The Reporter
Meg Buchanan ...
Sarah
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...
Dirty Dan
...
C.S.S. Skipper
Fiona Clyne ...
Sheena
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Barmaid
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Storyline

The skipper of a tatty coastal 'puffer' boat cons an American into letting "The Maggie" carry a cargo to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop them? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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cargo | boat | ship | airplane | engine | See All (16) »

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A Scotch Mist...A Girl Never Kissed...A Yank Who Missed...and Landed HIGH AND DRY See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

February 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

High and Dry  »

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Sound Mix:

(as R.C.A. Sound System)| (G.B.-Kalee Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters in this film are wholly fictitious. See more »

Quotes

Calvin B. Marshall, the American: [Looking at a picture of MacTaggart] Is that MacTaggart? Well. he;s a crafty-looking buzzard, all right! No wonder he was able to put one over on Pusey.
Campbell: If I may say so, Mr. Marshall, I don't think a man need be very quick to leave Mr. Pusey behind.
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Connections

Featured in Best of British: Ealing Comedies (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Cock O' The North
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Traditional
Arranged by Dock Mathieson
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Excellent scottish comedy film of its genre , much underated.
20 April 2001 | by (Barrow in Furness, England) – See all my reviews

"The Maggie" represents the best of the gentle scots comedies of the 50s. In my opinion it is a better film than "Whisky Galore" by the same Director. Many of the locations in the film are little changed such as the splendid crinan canal in Argyll, scotland and the island of Islay. Most of the cast are no more but Mr Pusey, the lawyer, played by Hubert Gregg hosts Thanks for the Memory, a show on British Radio 2 for afficianados of music from the 20s-40s. Hubert Gregg is an octogenerian! Of the other cast members Tommy Kearins "the wee boy" may still be alive but I have been unable to trace details. Another film in this favourite format is "Laxdale Hall" filmed at Applecross village, scotland.


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